“Trusts your intelligence” – The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

It’s a dense read, certainly, and not a book you would want to hurry through (these are short stories that demand you pause as you go) but The Refugees feels important at this particular moment in history, feels like the kind of book every right-minded person should be reading, the need to put yourself in someone else’s shoes more vital than it has ever been…

Posted at 9:00 am on February 24, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

“It’s humorous, bawdy and then visceral; drunk, silly and then shockingly sober” – Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano

“For someone reared on Anglo-American fiction, just the uniqueness of the main character – the voicing of, and indeed celebration of all that goes with being old – makes this novel stand out. And then, as a work of crime fiction, the central story is classical: the bloody execution of a young man in a location of aching beauty, followed swiftly by that overarching question – whodunit?” – Tamim Sadikali reviews Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano

Posted at 9:00 am on February 23, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

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